Father's Day Canoe Adventure

A rare opportunity to canoe the lakes of the Chicago Botanic Garden.

PHOTO: Father's Day Canoe Adventure

Saturday, June 15, 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. (ALL SOLD OUT)
Sunday, June 16, 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. (ALL SOLD OUT)

Maximum of three participants per boat. 
Participants must be at least 5 years old and those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

You’re invited to partake in a rare opportunity to canoe the lakes of the Chicago Botanic Garden, in an event offered in partnership with Friends of the Chicago River. Bob Kirschner, the Garden’s aquatic biologist, will paddle along and explain the Garden's nationally recognized program to restore and enhance miles of lakeshore. Herons, ducks, small fish, and maybe even a few turtles and frogs will greet you as we explore their watery habitat. Your aquatic journey will include passing beneath the Garden's Trellis Bridge. No experience with canoeing is necessary as instruction, canoes, life jackets, and paddles will all be provided.